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Hull Independent Cinema: MCQUEEN
24/07/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£5 – £7
Hull Independent Cinema presents: MCQUEEN
Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | 2018 | UK | Cert 15 | 111 mins | Documentary
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A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, MCQUEEN is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his design, MCQUEEN is an intimate revelation of Alexander [Lee] McQueen’s own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. It is a film which celebrates a radical and mesmerising genius of profound influence and shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic.
As a self-described “unremarkable” working-class boy from East London, he harnessed his demons and went on to become a global one-man fashion brand and one of the most iconic artists of the century. He was a punk rebel, celebrated for overturning the silver-spoon world of Paris haute couture and ushering in the heady, revolutionary era of ‘Cool Britannia’, as well as provoking and subverting the fashion industry in ways that often caused controversy and scandal.
Portraying his life from his debut collection through to the tragedy of his premature death, MCQUEEN is a film that evokes Lee McQueen’s unique vision, originality and maverick sense of humour. The transformative impact of his personality and his work is captured in never-before-seen home movies, audio tapes and “behind-the-scenes” footage shot throughout his career. This material is stitched together with deeply personal interviews from close family, friends and collaborators and cinematic original material that takes us on a journey into McQueen’s mind. His fears, dreams, obsessions, desires and nightmares are on screen for the audience to re-live along with the most memorable and iconic moments in his shows – like nothing the fashion world has ever seen before, or since. The film allows us to search deeply into what made the man a unique artist of his times, as well as helping us to understand the mystery of why, at the height of his acclaim and power, he shockingly made the decision to end to it all.
Starring Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen
Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Best Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Sheffield Doc/Fest and Tribeca Film Festival Official Selections
“This intelligent, honest documentary explores McQueen’s complex personality without getting tacky or tabloidy, or ignoring his dark side.” – Cath Clarke, TimeOut
“A solid if, given its subject, oddly workmanlike doc, this makes a very good case both that the fashion world had a genius on its hands, and that they didn’t have a clue what to do with him.” – Andrew Lowry, Empire Magazine
MCQUEEN is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
9:00pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
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